Consumer price index

U.S. Averages

Additional CPI information and data is available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The next monthly release is scheduled for July 11, 2019

Due to the 2018 geographic revision, Anchorage, Honolulu, Phoenix, and San Diego area index numbers are now published bi-monthly.  Semi-annual averages can be accessed online at  The Portland CPI has been discontinued.  Additional information on the geographic revisions is now available at  For questions, please contact BLSinfoSF@BLS.GOV or (415) 625-2270.

  CPI-U * CPI-W **
  Portland ^ National ^^ Portland ^ National ^^
Date Index Percent § Index Percent § Index Percent § Index Percent §
Jan 2019 251.7 1.6 245.1 1.3
Feb 2019 252.8 1.5 246.2 1.3
Mar 2019 254.2 1.9 247.8 1.8
Apr 2019 255.5 2 249.3 1.9
May 2019 256.1 1.8 249.9 1.7
Annualized Average ƒ NaN%   1.8%   NaN%   1.6%


* CPI-U (All Urban Consumers) - Generally used for licensed employees.
** CPI-W (Urban Wage Earners & Clerical Workers) - Generally used for classified employees.
^ Portland figures are released semi-annually. The percent shows the increase for that six-month period from the same six-month period in the previous year.
^^ US city average national figures are released monthly.
This is the index value to be compared to the 1982-84 base figure of 100.
§ This column shows the annual inflation rate as a percent increase from the same month in the previous year.
ƒ Annualized average calculated by adding monthly percent value and dividing by number of months displayed.
r On September 28, 2000, BLS issued revised CPI data that correct for the impact of a recently discovered software error. Revisions affect the U.S. city average and the regional and metropolitan all items indexes as well selected lower level indexes. Indexes were revised for both the CPI-U and CPI-W and cover the period from January 2000 through August 2000.